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Trump faces consequences of Alabama election upset

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President Donald Trump awoke to a new, more perilous political reality Wednesday, after a stunning Democratic election …

British PM suffers defeat in Brexit bill

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday suffered a damaging parliamentary defeat on the eve of a crucial EU …

Football: Prosecutors urge conviction in FIFA trial

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US prosecutors urged a New York jury to convict three wealthy South American former soccer officials "on all counts" in …

Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leaders

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'Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged world powers to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of the "State of …

Austria's Niki in trouble as Lufthansa drops bid

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Austrian airline Niki said Wednesday that it would stop flying from Thursday after German giant Lufthansa gave up plans …

Austrian airline Niki says to stop flying Thursday

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Austrian airline Niki said Wednesday that it would stop flying from Thursday after it applied to open insolvency …

Gulf pours 130mn euros into Sahel anti-jihadist force

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Oil-rich Gulf countries pledged 130 million euros Wednesday towards fighting jihadists in West Africa's Sahel region, …

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam's lawyer asks to postone Belgian trial

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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer asked on Wednesday for next week's opening of his client's trial in …

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

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The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up …

$130 million Gulf donation boosts Sahel anti-jihadist force

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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates put forward $130 million Wednesday towards fighting jihadists in West Africa's …

Paris suspect Abdeslam's lawyer asks for Belgian trial to be postponed: source

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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer asked on Wednesday for his client's trial in Belgium to be postponed from …

British PM facing rebellion over key Brexit bill

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a rebellion by her own MPs on Wednesday over parliament's role in authorising a …

EU Parliament fails to skewer kebab meat phosphates

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The European Parliament on Wednesday narrowly failed to block a proposal to allow the use of phosphates in kebab meat, …

British boxing board to review Fury licence

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Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated when the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) meets next month, …

Tour de France winner Froome faces questions over drugs test

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Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication in his system during …

Islamic leaders urge East Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

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Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as …

Muslim leaders urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine capital

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Leaders from the the world's main pan-Islamic body on Wednesday urged the international community to recognise East …

Alabama Democrat in shock Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

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Democrat Doug Jones scored a stunning upset victory Tuesday in an intense US Senate race in conservative Alabama, …

Palestinians have right to east Jerusalem as capital: Saudi king

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Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, Saudi King Salman said Wednesday, …

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Arena-packing anthem rockers Bon Jovi, soul legend Nina Simone and gritty English pub band Dire Straits on Wednesday won …

Erdogan urges Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the "capital …

Philippines' Duterte wins extra year of martial law powers

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won martial law powers across the southern third of the country for one more year …

US urges talks with North Korea 'without preconditions'

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The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon …

Erdogan urges recognition of Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the "capital …

Tour de France winner Froome failed drugs test during Vuelta: UCI

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Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a drugs test for asthma medication during the Vuelta race in …

US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal

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The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon …

Q&A: Tillerson changes tune on North Korea

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have opened the way to negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear programme, …

'Blade runner' legs give maimed Thai dog new lease on life

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Just over a year after he was maimed for gnawing on someone's shoes, Cola is romping across a beach on new sleek paws: …

Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats up

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Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China's …

'Fed up' Root urges damaged England to stand up in crucial Test

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Captain Joe Root has challenged his England team to stand up and keep the Ashes series alive in Thursday's crucial third …

Alabama Senate victor Doug Jones a civil rights champion

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Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a stunning upset victory in Alabama's nail-biter Senate contest on Tuesday, is …

Erdogan seeks to urge Muslim leaders into Jerusalem action

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chairs an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic body, …

New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

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The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago -- may offer clues …

Weird but cute: Japan's capsule toys play big in Internet age

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A tiny replica of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus and a plastic cat squatting on sushi: just two of the …

All-rounder Marsh in line for Test recall - Smith

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Skipper Steve Smith says he is leaning towards playing all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as Australia's fifth bowler in …

Alabama Democrat projected to win US Senate race, blow to Trump

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Democrat Doug Jones scored a stunning upset victory Tuesday in a fiercely contested US Senate race in conservative …

Biggest LA fire spreading more slowly as survivors pick up the pieces

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Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the …

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

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A crack has been found in a Japanese "bullet train" that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in …

Asia markets swing as traders focus on Fed meeting

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Asian markets swung in and out of positive territory on Wednesday as investors brushed off another record close on Wall …

Westfield shares soar after Unibail-Rodamco takeover

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Shares in Australian shopping centre giant Westfield soared Wednesday after French property firm Unibail-Rodamco agreed …

'Darkness before dawn': nukes, Russia ban leave Olympics reeling

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Holding the Winter Olympics in a little-known corner of South Korea was never an easy proposition, but a ban on Russia …

New rugby union competition for women in Australia

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A new five-team women's competition will kick off early next year, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday, building on the …

'Honest' Conte says title still a pipe dream

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he would rather be honest than pretend he believes his team are realistic …

Alabama reckoning as polls close in scandal-mired US Senate race

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The most contentious US election of 2017 came to its tumultuous conclusion Tuesday as polls shuttered in Alabama's …

US, EU and Japan up the pressure on China at WTO

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The United States, European Union and Japan jointly rounded on China's "market-distorting subsidies" at the World Trade …

Princes William and Harry attend 'Star Wars' London premiere

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Princes William and Harry attended the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Tuesday, joining the all-star …

Chelsea give Conte cheer, Burnley go fourth

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Chelsea responded perfectly to head coach Antonio Conte's claim their Premier League title hopes are over with a …

Decision time in Alabama's scandal-mired Senate race

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Alabama voters were casting the last ballots Tuesday in a pivotal US Senate contest between a Republican dogged by …

Stoeger off to winning start with Dortmund

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New coach Peter Stoeger led Borussia Dortmund to their first victory in 10 games on Tuesday, as his side picked up a …

China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre

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China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad …

Trump slams harassment accusers, attacks senator in crude tweet

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the "fabricated stories" of women who have accused him of sexual harassment, …

Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria

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A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns …

Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

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Major investors vowed Tuesday to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to …

Investors turn back on fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

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Major investors vowed Tuesday to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to …

Alabama votes in scandal-mired Senate race

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Alabama voters cast their ballots Tuesday in a pivotal Senate contest between a Republican dogged by accusations he once …

Fury cleared to fight again after 'nightmare'

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Controversial former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury vowed Tuesday to put the "nightmare of the last two years" …

With fossil fuel subsidies, humanity investing in 'own doom': UN chief

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By subsidising fossil fuels, humanity was "investing in its own doom", UN chief Antonio Guterres said Tuesday at a Paris …

Former heavyweight champion Fury cleared to fight again

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Britain's controversial former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after a …

Deadly explosion at major European gas hub

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A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns …

Russian Olympic Committee approves athletes competing under neutral flag

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The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Tuesday gave a green light for its athletes to compete under a neutral flag at …

Warming, melting Arctic is 'new normal'

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An increasingly warm Arctic, where temperatures rise twice as fast as the rest of the planet and ice melts at an …

Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

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The first Russian troops returned home Tuesday from their deployment in Syria, beginning a partial withdrawal from a …

US void hard to miss at Paris climate summit

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Two years ago to the day, US secretary of state John Kerry shared in the cheers and champagne in Paris as world powers …

British inflation soars to six-year high of 3.1%

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British inflation has hit its highest level in almost six years, official data showed Tuesday, forcing Bank of England …

Banks, companies turn against coal as leaders seek cash for climate

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Major banks and companies vowed Tuesday to accelerate the move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met …

McCall gives Saracens January deadline to save season

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Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall says the European champions have given themselves six weeks to save their season …

Explosion at major Austrian gas hub, one dead, 18 injured

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A large explosion rocked one of Europe's biggest gas pipeline hubs in Austria on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and 18 …

World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019

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The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate …

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'

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Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and …

Alabama chooses a senator in test for scandal-buffeted Republicans

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After weeks of scandal and Republican Party hand-wringing, Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday in a Senate contest …

400,000 children in DR Congo could die from hunger, says Unicef

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The United Nations on Tuesday warned that more than 400,000 children in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are severely …

World leaders in Paris seek cash for climate crunch

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World leaders met in Paris Tuesday seeking to unlock more money to drive the global economy's shift to green energy, …

Amnesty says EU governments complicit in abuse of Libya migrants

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Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Italy and other EU governments of being "knowingly complicit" in horrific …

Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics

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Visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can expect to arrive at an airport "scattered" with robots to help them, an official …

In food waste fight, Brits turn bread into beer

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At a brewery nestled in rolling farmland in northern England, the process of making beer begins with dropping dozens of …

New 'supernote' found in S. Korea could be from North

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A new high-quality counterfeit $100 bill has been found in South Korea, bank officials said Tuesday, prompting …

France's Unibail-Rodamco to buy Australia's Westfield mall giant

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French property giant Unibail-Rodamco announced Tuesday it will buy Australia's Westfield shopping mall operator in a …

Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

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French President Emmanuel Macron gathered world leaders Tuesday to talk about climate finance, two years to the day …

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

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A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in …

India celebrates Kohli-Sharma 'royal' wedding

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He's the "king" of Indian cricket. She's a glamorous Bollywood actress and former model. Newlyweds Virat Kohli and …

Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

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US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order …

New 'supernote' found in S. Korea could be from North

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A new high-quality counterfeit $100 bill has been found in South Korea, bank officials said Tuesday, prompting …

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

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The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with …

New Zealand plan works as hostile Wagner bounces out Windies

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New Zealand congratulated themselves on a smart plan as they decimated the West Indies with a day to spare in the second …

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

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One of China's largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as …

US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77

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Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman …

Hostile Wagner leaves West Indies reeling

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A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory …

Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

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Raelene Castle shattered the glass ceiling Tuesday by becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive, making her the …

Trump's candidate in final pitch as Alabama braces for Senate election

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Candidates in Alabama's intensely-watched Senate race made their final pitches to voters late Monday, after President …

White House rejects Trump accusers' demand for Congress probe

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The White House on Monday rejected calls for a congressional investigation of claims Donald Trump sexually harassed …

England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

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England, battered from their latest off-field booze-related scandal, will try to cling on to the Ashes urn at a venue …

Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro: there's an app for that

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Pregnant women struggling to bag a seat on the famously packed Tokyo subway could find their salvation in a new app …

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday for the last leg of a …

Mata rallies United in wake of Mourinho defeatism

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Manchester United players will have to motivate themselves at home to Bournemouth on Wednesday after manager Jose …

ECB to play up eurozone strength at steady-as-she-goes meeting

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The European Central Bank will highlight economic strength in the eurozone in new forecasts Thursday, analysts expect, …

US says 'litigation-centered' WTO losing focus

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The top US trade representative launched a broadside at the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing it of losing …

'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

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A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway …

Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

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Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club's already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in …

Fifth day of protests in Middle East over Trump's Jerusalem move

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The Middle East saw a fifth day of protests on Monday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as …

Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze

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Thousands of firefighters were battling one of the most destructive wildfires in California's history Monday as it crept …

'The Shape of Water' leads Golden Globes nominations

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Fairy tale romance "The Shape of Water" led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an …

UN sanctions affecting aid in North Korea: rights chief

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The UN rights chief told the Security Council on Monday that tough sanctions imposed on North Korea are complicating the …